DIAMONDS in the news

Keep up to date with the latest from the DIAMONDS team, their research and public outreach activities.

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Highlights from ESPID 2021


The 39th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) took place between the 24–29 May 2021, hosted online from Geneva. PERFORM and our sister Horizon2020 project DIAMONDS contributed to the conference with several fascinating presentations. As always, it was a pleasure to take part!

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Free webinar, 29 June: PERFORM-ing Live! Sharing major results of the 5-year Horizon2020 project


Join this free webinar sharing the major results of PERFORM; the five-year Horizon 2020 project to develop simple, personalised tests to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections in febrile children.

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Following International Women’s Day 2021, we have showcased all the inspiring women who are part of PERFORM and DIAMONDS.

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Webinar: Novel approaches to distinguishing bacterial from viral infections: lessons learnt from PERFORM and next steps in DIAMONDS.


Originally held live on 18th November 2020, the DIAMONDS consortium in collaboration with their sister Horizon2020 project, PERFORM, held a stakeholder engagement webinar.

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Free webinar: Novel approaches to distinguishing bacterial from viral infections: lessons learnt from PERFORM and next steps in DIAMONDS.


PERFORM & DIAMONDS, European Commission’s Horizon2020 program projects present a joint webinar on febrile diagnosis and treatment.

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Listening and learning: Patient and Public Involvement


DIAMONDS researcher, Dr Emma Lim speaks about the impact of involving young people in research. The Young Person’s Advisory Group North England (YPAGne) is 1 of the 15 groups across the UK which support the design and delivery of paediatric research in the UK.

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DIAMONDS in the media: the project’s unique diagnostic tools to help study new children’s syndrome linked to COVID-19


DIAMONDS has been featured in the news for its work to help understand the developing children’s Kawasaki-like syndrome potentially linked to COVID-19 and predict the disease severity.

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PRESS RELEASE: DIAMONDS – An EU-funded Horizon2020 project


Over the next five years, 28 partners from 13 countries will work together to develop a rapid test for serious illnesses using personalised gene signatures.

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DIAMONDS kicks off officially in Brussels


The DIAMONDS consortium met in central Brussels for the inaugural project meeting laying out their plans to deliver this EU-funded project over the next five years.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 848196